Mapping Early American Elections


16th Congress: Tennessee 1819

Tennessee elected six Democratic-Republicans to the Sixteenth Congress.

Tennessee used a district system for electing members to Congress.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
1 John Rhea Democratic-Republican 2,530 46.4%
1 John Tipton 2,306 42.3%
1 John Kennedy 619 11.3%
2 John Cocke Democratic-Republican 3,794 52.5%
2 James P. H. Porter 3,434 47.5%
3 Francis Jones Democratic-Republican 5,450 61.6%
3 John Brown 3,395 38.4%
4 Robert Allen Democratic-Republican 4,312 61.3%
4 William Hadley 2,722 38.7%
5 Newton Cannon Democratic-Republican 5,241 57.5%
5 Jarvis Trimble 3,875 42.5%
6 Henry H. Bryan Democratic-Republican 3,941 45.7%
6 Robert Mark 3,298 38.2%
6 James B. Reynolds Democratic-Republican 1,394 16.1%

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.



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